[robotics-worldwide] 2012 Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop Announcement

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[robotics-worldwide] 2012 Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop Announcement

Joshua M. Peschel
Summary: Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts for Students Working in
Human-Robot Interaction; Deadline: December 1, 2011; Website:
http://www.hripioneers.info
Contact: Caroline Harriott ([hidden email])
Announcement Link:
http://www.hripioneers.info/press/HRI_Pioneers_Workshop_10172011.pdf

The seventh annual Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop will be
held in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday, March 5, 2012. Exploring
human-robot interaction in a small and welcoming forum, HRI Pioneers
is the premiere venue for up-and-coming student researchers and will
occur in conjunction with the 2012 ACM/IEEE International Conference
on Human-Robot Interaction. HRI Pioneers is a highly selective
workshop designed to empower innovators early in their careers and is
a cohort of the world?s top student researchers seeking to foster
creativity, communication, and collaboration across the incredibly
diverse field of human-robot interaction.

Occurring the day before the main conference begins, HRI Pioneers
attendees will present and discuss their individual work and goals
with distinguished student peers and senior scholars in the field. The
workshop is also pleased to announce that Robin Murphy (Texas A&M
University) will deliver a keynote lecture in the morning session. In
the afternoon session, a discussion panel consisting of Julie A. Adams
(Vanderbilt University), Bilge Mutlu (University of
Wisconsin-Madison), Gerhard Sagerer (Bielefeld University), Brian
Scassellati (Yale University), and Leila Takayama (Willow Garage) will
provide experiential insight into the current and future practice of
human-robot interaction. Other post-workshop activities around Boston
are also planned.

Interested students at any stage of their academic career should
consider applying. Applications consist of 1) a two-page extended
abstract describing the applicant?s past, current, or proposed work,
2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a letter of support from either a
faculty advisor or designated supervisor. The application process will
open November 1 and continue through December 1, 2011. The HRI
Pioneers Organizing Committee and the Program Committee will review
applications. The acceptance rate for last year?s workshop was roughly
30-percent and those selected will typically be granted financial
support to attend. Further details, including an abstract sample and
templates, are now available on the workshop website at
http://www.hripioneers.info.

An overwhelming majority of past workshop attendees have gone on to
phenomenal careers in academia, government, and industry. HRI Pioneers
is a one-of-a-kind professional development and networking experience
- all interested students are encouraged to take advantage of this
unique opportunity!

Follow us at:

Facebook: HRI Pioneers Workshop
Twitter: @HRIPioneers
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